9 year old boy dies in road accident

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A 9 year old boy  has died after being hit by a minibus along Limbe-Manje road at Mango stage in Blantyre.

According to Limbe Police Station Publicist  Widson Nhlane,  the accident occurred on Tuesday at around 7am.

NkhotakotaNhlane said the motor vehicle registration number MJ 9601 Mazda Bongo which was being driven by Peter Mpofu aged 32 was coming from the direction of Limbe going towards Manje township.

“Upon reaching Mango stage around 0700 hours, it hit the 9 year old who was in Std 3 at Mictina pvt school  as he was on his way to school,” he explained.

Due to the impact, the boy sustained  severe head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

The driver was arrested and is expected to appear in court soon to answer a charge of “Causing death by reckless driving” which is contrary to section 126 of Road Traffic Act.

Police are meanwhile appealing to road users mainly motorists to observe speed limits or road signs to avoid re- occurrence of such accidents.

The deceased hailed from Njande in Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Let my extend my sincere condolences to the bereaved fmly,let the soul of this innocent soul rest in eternal peace,but all in all the mini bus needs to be arrested immediately ,vuto loti oyitanira akalabwanji oyendesa,kkkk they don’t know the high way code ,has the road traffic inspectorate stopped issuing them,they should freely distributed to these tout drivers,for them to alwsy follow traffic rules and regulations.

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